Mixing Botox and RF skin tightening?

I am currently having a course of facial skin tightening, I am going on holiday soon so also want to have Botox on my forehead and round my eyes to soften the lines, will having the Botox prevent the skin tightening results as I know it can take a few months to see full benefits? Should I just leave the Botox until I see what effects I get from the RF?Thanks

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Botox and skin tightening

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Botox and the skin tightening work in different ways, so it's fine to have these two treatments within a few days of each other. Get the skin tightening first, and when your skin is no longer irritated, get the Botox.

Great Question!

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Combination treatments is definitely the optimal way to go.  Each procedure addresses different concerns.  Together, skin tightening and Botox will most likely give you enhanced results.  I recommend this for Ultherapy, Tighten skin tightening as well as with RF.  Do those treatments a few days apart, however.

Hope this helps.

Shelena Lalji, MD
Sugar Land OB/GYN
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Thank you for your question.

Combining botox with skin tightening treatments are often recommended for optimal results. To be sure what is best for you, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment.

I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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